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What’s up, family? In this episode, we have David Charrier, multi-instrumentalist, handpan enthusiast, and founder of the online school, Master the Handpan.
I love watching my students blossom in their musical journey
As a musician, David has always been passionate about rhythms and melodies. In 2004, he discovered a unique-looking percussion instrument called the handpan. After traveling to host handpan masterclasses, David created Master the Handpan to bring the joys of the handpan right into students’ homes. He’s now taught more than 3,000 people with his online program. With easy-to-watch, easy-to-follow video lessons, students can now learn how to play the handpan in a simple and fun way. Tune in to hear how David created Master the Handpan, what he’s learned since its launch, and courses to check out to begin our own musical journey.
"The problem for learners is frustration."
"Having course levels give learners something to aspire to. It motivates them to keep going."
"Put yourself in your student's shoes."
"Students get stuck if you are not good... We are more than just teachers, we are also coaches."
"Time is something we cannot buy so we need to maximize the time we have.”
Listen to Learn
00:54 - Getting to know David, Rapid 5 Questions
02:59 - What is a handpan? How did Master the Handpan start?
13:32 - Pros of having course levels
17:19 - First steps in course creation
21:07 - Structuring the course content and David's teaching process
29:58 - What to include as YouTube video vs. course video
37:44 - Awesome things coming up from David
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We dig even further into Master the Handpan, and David graces us with with an incredible song on his handpan.
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